Turkey in the World Cultural Heritage

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21 university students, keen on cultural heritage and archaeology, were invited to the “Turkey in the World Cultural Heritage: Archaeology Summer School,” held for the first time and with a view to promote Turkey’s cultural heritage more closely.

The program, conducted under the academic mentoring of Prof. Rüstem Aslan, the head of the excavations in the ancient city of Troy, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Southeastern Anatolia Project (SAP) Regional Development Administration, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University and Çorum Governorate, hosted students from archaeology, cultural anthropology, art history, history, folklore, geography and other social sciences departments of various universities abroad.

The participants of Yunus Emre Institute Archaeology Summer School, which brought together 21 different cultures including the US, South Korea, Italy and Egypt, had a closer view of Anatolia’s broad range of cultural heritage.

Seminars rich in content were delivered by experts like academicians, excavation heads, field experts, and museum directors, participants learned about Anatolian civilizations, archaeology, history, art history and architecture, and documentaries and videos about excavation sites were screened and historical sites, and field visits were organized to the archaeological sites of Troy, Ephesus, Göbeklitepe, Boğazköy-Hattusa, Troy Museum, Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Zeugma, Şanlıurfa, Çorum and Boğazköy Museums, Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Library. There were historical and touristic sightseeing tours to Çanakkale, Izmir, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Ankara, Çorum, and Istanbul.